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At least 14 members of the House of Representatives and Senate – seven Republicans and seven Democrats – have tested positive or are presumed to have had Covid-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic after Arizona’s Raul Grijalva and Texas’s Louie Gohmert became the latest this week, Reuters reports.
Representative Morgan Griffith, 62, a Virginia Republican and member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, said in mid-July that he had tested positive. His office said he did not have significant symptoms.
Arizona congressman Raúl Grijalva, who said Saturday he tested positive for the coronavirus, has condemned Republican politicians for their carelessness around Congress and blamed them for spreading the virus.
The Democratic representative issued the fiery condemnation from self-quarantine at his residence in the Washington area.
I have tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, I will be self-isolating in quarantine. I currently have no symptoms, feel fine, and hope to make a quick & speedy recovery.
COVID-19 is not a joke & we should all take this seriously.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/nnBskdSyTF